(August 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Keywords:
pencils

I Scout Earth's Strangest Secrets! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin (introduction); Elsa (introduction)
Synopsis:
Mark Merlin describes three recent cases that he took on in his job as a supernatural investigator.
Reprints:

["I don't want to be disturbed!"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Eureka; Mrs. Eureka

The Creeping Creatures of Steel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman ?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Giant metal creatures at the Legend Land amusement park come to life and menace the patrons.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amusement parks

The Brief Life of Mr. Mechano (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

The Crazy House! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Otto Feuer
Inks:
Otto Feuer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops; Wolfie

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previusly appeared in DC comics cover-dated August 1954.

The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A pencil inexplicably writes messages to a group of scientists, warning them that their experiments in teleportation will draw an other-dimensional creature to Earth.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil!
  2. 1. I Scout Earth's Strangest Secrets!
    Mark Merlin
  3. 2. ["I don't want to be disturbed!"]
    Professor Eureka
  4. 3. The Creeping Creatures of Steel
  5. 4. The Brief Life of Mr. Mechano
  6. 5. The Crazy House!
  7. 6. Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  8. 7. The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil
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